24th annual

New Directions Cello Festival

July 13 -15, 2018 * Köln (Cologne), Germany

In cooperation with:

Main Partners: Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln | Westdeutscher Rundfunk WDR

Additional Partners: Jeunesses Musicales NRW | Verband deutscher Musikschulen (VdM) | Bundesverband Musikunterricht (BMU)

(Änderungen vorbehalten / unter Haushaltsvorbehalt)

New Directions Cello Festival Photos

Yaniel

Yaniel

Yaniel sings

Yaniel sings

Yaniel feet

Yaniel feet

Yaniel & Chris backstage

Yaniel & Chris backstage

Westbound Situation copy

Westbound Situation copy

Westbound

Westbound

Westbound Situation

Westbound Situation

Tomeka

Tomeka

Tomeka workshop by Josanna Crookston-

Tomeka workshop by Josanna Crookston-

Tomeka Reid & Devin Hoff

Tomeka Reid & Devin Hoff

Sera, Patricia & Rex

Sera, Patricia & Rex

Thomas Ruekert and Gunther Tiedemann

Thomas Ruekert and Gunther Tiedemann

Thomas, Stephen Katz & Gunther

Thomas, Stephen Katz & Gunther

Malcolm smiles

Malcolm smiles

Malcolm

Malcolm

Malcolm Parson

Malcolm Parson

Guest Artists with Chris & Corbin

Guest Artists with Chris & Corbin

Gunther Tiedemann

Gunther Tiedemann

Devesh Chandra & Jake Charkey

Devesh Chandra & Jake Charkey

Devesh & Jake

Devesh & Jake

Corbin Keep by Josanna Crookston

Corbin Keep by Josanna Crookston

Chris White giving a workshop

Chris White giving a workshop

Chris & Corb

Chris & Corb

Abby Newton by Josanna Crookston

Abby Newton by Josanna Crookston

Cello Big Band rehearsal

Cello Big Band rehearsal

Cello Big Band rehears.

Cello Big Band rehears.

Photos by William Staffeld, Dave Phillips & Josanna Crookston

New Directions Cello Festival Video

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